Doctors See Promise In New Addiction-Fighting ImplantThere is a new weapon for fighting addiction to heroin and painkillers. The FDA has approved an implant that can curb craving and withdrawal for six months.
Anti-Diarrhea Drug Used To Get HighResearchers say an over the counter treatment for diarrhea is being used by drug abusers to get high. According to a study done in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, people are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs, like Imodium, with sometimes deadly consequences.
Surgery Tech Charged With Stealing Meds Previously Stole SyringesA former surgery technician has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of stealing painkillers intended for patients at a Colorado hospital. It was revealed he had previously been fired from other hospitals for theft of syringes and drugs.
A Colorado Company Is Shining A Light On Pain ReliefA Colorado startup has gotten into the pain relief business. The company, BioCare Systems, Inc., has developed an over-the-counter device called LumiWave.
Loophole Leaves Patients Who Take Generic Drugs With Limited Legal OptionsJennifer Fisher didn’t think twice about taking a generic medication instead of the brand name. She said her insurance preferred the generic, “because it was cheaper.”
Del Monte Recalls Granny Smith Apples Due To Possible Listeria ContaminationThe Colorado Department of Health and Environment has announced a recall of fresh Granny Smith apples due to possible listeria contamination.
FDA Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets Minority TeensThe Food and Drug Administration announced a new anti-smoking campaign on Tuesday, one that specifically targets minority teenagers.
Vivitrol Injection Could Be Best Shot at Beating Alcohol Or Drug AddictionThere is now a Food and Drug Administration-approved, monthly injection to treat addiction to alcohol, heroin and prescription pain pills -- and it works.
Democratic Presidential Hopeful Visits Marijuana RegulatorsDemocratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley met with Colorado marijuana regulators Thursday and vowed immediate change on marijuana policy if he takes office - even as he laid out contradictory plans about how he'd do that.
CARE Research In Fort Collins Once Again Under Fire For Testing On BeaglesProtesters are calling on the attorney general to investigate a Fort Collins animal testing company after three beagles allegedly died there.
Dog Food Company Recalls Product Sold In Colorado Over Salmonella FearsA specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
Colfax Marathon Runners Get New Recovery Option This YearThe 26.2 mile course of the Colfax Marathon pushed runners to the limits, but this year, for the first time, participants were given a new kind of a recovery option.